Obituaries for Friday, August 23, 2019

Darrell Gene Amorin

Darrell Gene Amorin, 60, went home to be with the Lord on June 7, 2019. He was born July 15, 1958 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, and was a painter for many years.

He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Maria Amorin.

He is survived by children Emerson (Amber) Amorin, Jennifer (Keola) Amorin and Lea Amorin, sisters Priscilla (Osang) Miguel and Carol (Ron) Dias, brother Harold Amorin, and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Ilona Ku‘ulani Toi Lin Fu Moritsugu

Ilona Ku’ulani Toi Lin Fu Moritsugu, 77, of Koloa, passed away at her home on Aug. 3, 2019. She was born on Oahu on Feb. 25, 1942.

She was preceded in death by husband Warren “Wally” Moritsugu, son Cory Moritsugu, mother Alice Almeida-Moniz Maglinti, father: Lano Fu, stepfather Johnny Maglinti Jr. stepmother Frances Pavao Fu, and siblings Drucilla (Richard) Louis and Landis Fu.

She is survived by sons Robin Moritsugu of Kapaa and Ross Moritsugu of Koloa, daughter-in-law and caregiver Carlis Moritsugu of Koloa, brother Vernon (Lynn) Fu, half-brother Lance Fu, step- and half-sisters Lissa Fu, Lona Duque, Lani Gomes, Lynn Fu and Leilani Furugen, grandchildren Bricen Moritsugu, Nadine (Michael) Park, Keria Moritsugu-Vandehey, Rowin Moritsugu, Christian Moritsugu, Erin “Kalei” Moritsugu, Luca Canil, Jade Rosenthal-Moritsugu and Ross “Kamanu” Moritsugu, great-grandchildren Emma Park and Nainoa Park, and by aunts, uncles and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and service to follow.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gladys Lorraine Oshita

Gladys Lorraine Oshita passed way on Aug. 4, 2019, at the age of 84.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1934, in Kealia, and was a retired sales manager.

She was preceded in death by parents Jacintho Duarte Sr. and Odelia Duarte, husband James Oshita, sisters Eleanor Almeida and Katherine Summers, and brother Edwin “Dosha” Duarte.

She is survived by son Randy (Susan) Oshita of Anahola and daughter Denise Oshita-Philips of California, grandchildren Keith (Ehu Pia) Oshita, Kierstyn (Jimmy Guerrero) Oshita, Ray Yamasaki and Jade Philips, great-grandchildren Rider-Lei, Amber, Haylee, Braydan and Cheydan, brothers Raymond Duarte and Jacintho “Junie” (Carol) Duarte, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Cemetery in Kealia.

Shelene M. Fujii

Shelene M. Fujii passed away at home on Aug. 2, 2019, at the age of 48. She was born on Aug. 30, 1970, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was previously employed with Oceanic Time Warner Cable as a customer service representative.

She was preceded in death by father Thomas S. Nakamura and grandparents.

She is survived by sons Derwin (Kaylan Barretto) Yamamoto of Kalaheo, Dustin (Lehua Ho‘okano) Yamamoto of Kalaheo, Ronsen Macabeo Fujii of Kalaheo, parents Karen Y. Nakamura and Douglas (Sarah) Fujii, brothers Chris Nakamura of Wailua and Duane Fujii of Hanamaulu, sisters Douri (Kimo) Doria of Kona, Karene (Miles) Kawamoto of Puhi, Kristie (Darin) Nonaka of Wahiawa, Terry (Paul) Kuribayashi of Koloa, Wendy (Aaron) Chan of Oahu, Sharie Anne (Ryan Tagomori) Fujii of Oahu, Sharyl Lynn (Eric Armenti) Fujii of Oahu, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. and service to follow at Garden Island Mortuary.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Wright

Robert (Bob) Wright of Princeville peacefully passed away at home on Aug. 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94.

He is survived by wife of 67 years Jane, son Eric, brother Don, and granddaughter Celine.

His life was marked by a lively intellect, great business acumen, an unquenchable curiosity, a great sense of humor and a passion for photography, nurtured by consummate imaging skills. He was a proud WW II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops.

He enjoyed being an accomplished athlete, running marathons, golfing, playing tennis, and enjoying and teaching skiing. He was also well-known for his skills as a sailor. He participated in ocean big- and small-boat sailing. For a good portion of his life he was involved in windsurfing and competitive sculling.

He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in February of 1925. In 1951, he graduated from American International College with a master’s degree in business administration. He worked his entire career in the packaging industry, retiring as the senior vice president of Dixie Packaging in 1988 to make Kauai his new home.

He was proud to have served the Princeville community in various leadership roles, as a member and vice president of the Princeville Community Association, president of the Princeville Men’s Golf Club, and vice president of the Sunset Drive Community Association for over 20 years.

He leaves a lasting legacy with decades of excellent images. He enjoyed a long, successful second career selling prints at various venues on the island. His work resides in the private collections of patrons in Hawaii and on the mainland. Using film, digital and drone cameras, he created many memorable and diverse images, always investing time and energy in new ways to explore orexpress his creativity.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and everyone who has had the honor of sharing time with him.

Wayne ‘Kahale’ Bautista Rivera Jr.

Wayne “Kahale” Bautista Rivera Jr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center, at the age of 38.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1981, in Lihue.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Frank Sr. and Juanita Rivera and Theodore and Agnes Pabo.

He is survived by parents Wayne Sr. and Liane Rivera, brother Pomai Rivera, sister Makana Rivera, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

A celebration and remembrance of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, at Anahola Beach Park at 5 p.m., with service to follow at 6 p.m.

Michele Charlotte Towler

Michele Charlotte Towler passed away at home on July 17, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, at the age of 63, after courageously battling cancer for over 20 years. She was born in Lihue on July 7, 1956, and spent over 30 years working in the hospitality industry for the Hogan family, managing hotel properties and front-office teams on Kauai, and then in Kona for the remainder of her career.

She was preceded in death by parents Donald and Margaret Towler.

She is survived by sister April Kaulukukui of Wailua, son Jaret (Alana) Towler of Wailua, daughter Kayli (Matt) Van Aken of Wailua, niece Maile (Jordan) Kaulukukui of Redlands, California, nephew Donald (Sarah) Kaulukukui of Honolulu, and grandchildren Wailei“a, Lehia, Bella, Haloa and Kamaha‘o.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Royal Kona Resort’s Alii Surf Room.

Private services will be held on Kauai at a later date.

Josephine Remoaldo Silva

Josephine Remoaldo Silva passed away on Aug. 15, 2019, at her residence, at the age of 88.

She was born in Eleele on Sept. 17, 1930, and was a retired payroll clerk for the Kauai Police Department.

She was preceded in death by parents Manuel and Mary Remoaldo, brother David Remoaldo, and sisters Helen Data and Agnes Carey.

She is survived by husband Robert D. Silva, son Alan (Valerie) Silva, daughter Barbara (Edward) Vallejos, and grandchildren Robert Alan Silva and Richard James Silva.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eleele, with visitation 8:30 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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